Blog Archive

How Long Do I Need to Wear My Adult Retainer? Jul 15th, 2021

Retainers may be cumbersome, but they’re the key to preserving the results you’ve achieved after wearing braces. Depending on your age and the type of orthodontic treatment you underwent, you may be recommended one of the following types of retainers:  Bonded retainer Hawley retainer  Clear plastic retainer Bonded retainers are...

Who is a Candidate for Clear Aligners? Jun 22nd, 2021

Are you postponing fixing your misalignment due to the pain and discomfort that come with wearing braces? Perhaps you’re uncomfortable with the thought of how metal brackets will look on your teeth. In 1997, two students from Stanford solved the issue of unsightly braces by inventing the first clear aligner...

Should I Be Concerned About a Baby Tooth I Haven't Lost? May 11th, 2021

Most people have 20 baby teeth, or primary teeth. Meant to be temporary, these teeth play an important role in preserving space for your permanent teeth until they are ready to erupt.  Baby teeth appear and fall out on their own timeline. Though they generally begin erupting at around 6...

I'm Embarrassed about my Crooked Teeth Apr 14th, 2021

Straighter teeth can bring a range of benefits, but are they worth the hassle of braces? Though braces are the preferred method of teeth straightening for some people, less invasive clear aligners has become increasingly popular and for good reason. The clear aligners worn over your teeth can enhance your...

How Straight Teeth Benefit Oral Health As Well As Your Smile Mar 1st, 2021

Orthodontics is the practice of fixing misaligned teeth. There are several reasons why you might want orthodontic treatment. Overbite, underbite, crossbite, gapped teeth, and crooked teeth are the most common ones. And while it’s no secret straight teeth can drastically improve a smile. Did you know straightening teeth can improve...

3 Types of Retainers: Which One Is Right for You? Feb 5th, 2021

Whether you’ve used clear aligners or traditional braces to straighten your teeth, wearing one of three types of retainers is an important continuation of your orthodontic treatment. A retainer helps keep teeth in their proper positions after the active phase of orthodontic treatment ends.  Though it may seem inconvenient to...

What Causes Teeth to Crowd Jan 17th, 2021

If you have more teeth in your mouth than there’s room for, you have crowded teeth — and they may pose a threat to your oral health. At Invisible Braces in Houston, Texas, we treat teeth crowding effectively to protect your smile and boost your confidence. Causes of teeth crowding...

Understanding the Different Types of Bites Dec 1st, 2020

Having perfectly aligned teeth isn’t just about looking good – although that doesn’t hurt. The way your top and bottom teeth meet, referred to as your bite, is important for your overall oral health. There are multiple types of “bad bites,” also known as malocclusions, and we’re discussing those bites....

3 Reasons to Correct Your Bite Nov 6th, 2020

When it comes to the health of your teeth, most people think of basic care like brushing and flossing. And while those are important, there are other concerns that affect dental health. How your upper and lower jaw fit together, or your bite, is a vital part of that health....

The Importance of Wearing Your Retainer Oct 5th, 2020

After months and months of braces or clear aligners, nothing beats the moment you finish your treatment. But before you pat yourself on the back and move on, you still have to do a few things to maintain the new, straight smile you worked so hard to get. That’s where...

3 Benefits of Clear Aligners Sep 18th, 2020

Whether you had braces when you were a child or not, as an adult you may realize that your teeth, or your jaws, aren’t well aligned. Your dentist tells you that you’re suffering gum recession or chipped teeth because of a malocclusion or crooked teeth.  Although most people associate braces...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Aug 3rd, 2020

Straight, tightly-spaced teeth aren’t just aesthetically pleasing. They’re healthier than crooked, twisted, or gapped teeth.  Your teeth are the gears that your jaw uses to chew food so that you can digest it properly. If the gears are out of alignment, it can affect every aspect of your health, including...